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06/14/2001 10:29 PM by name withheld;
As you tell the story cooperation is not possible. Maybe it is because of that that we have trafic lights and highway police. Cooperation could be possible if the drivers drive always in a small city, since bad behavior today may be
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06/05/2001 07:59 AM by name withheld; Prisoner's Dilemma and Traffic
Can the prisoners dilemma be applied to traffic situations? A two lane highway is reduced to a single lane. If all traffic enters the single lane prior to the merge pointimpacts to speed, flow and delay are minimized for all drivers. An aggressive driver that choosed to merge at the last second minimizes his individual delay, but increases delay to all other drivers. If more individuals who seek to minimize their individual delay, overall delay increases to the point that all traffic may stop. Under these conditions is cooperation possible? [Manage messages]